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We’ve Walked in These Wild Woods! Trekking the Appalachian Trail!

This weekend sees the UK release of A Walk in the Woods; a film that took Robert Redford ten years to get around to making, based on the 1998 book by travel writer Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail which describes his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with friend Stephen Katz.

The trail is 2160-miles  and is the longest continuous footpath in the world, stretching along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most arresting and celebrated landscapes in America.

The Appalachian Trail is famous for its many hikers, some of whom, called thru-hikers, attempt to hike it in its entirety in a single season. Others have managed to perform a round-trip of the trail where they thru-hike from one end to the other and then turn around to thru-hike the trail the other way, otherwise known as a yo-yo.

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So we thought it apt to show off a little; cos Megan and the Globe Trekker got there before Robert Redford, (though after Bill Bryson 🙂 She even meets a group of thru-hikers -enjoy!